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by G-NIPR
Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Another Nipper in a scrape.
Replies: 15
Views: 11717

Another Nipper in a scrape.

Another Nipper in a scrape, turning into to a rather bad year for damaged Nippers.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/light_aircr ... _1_1000259

I hope whoever it was is flying again soon...

Paul.
G-NIPR
by G-NIPR
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: FLY-INS
Topic: LAA RALLY 2011- Who's going this year?
Replies: 11
Views: 9129

Re: LAA RALLY 2011- Who's going this year?

John, That sounds great. I was going to pop into Beryls place at Fishburn, but Linley might be better. Could you give me some more details such as precise location and dimensions please? I will be aiming to leave INV on the Friday early AM, subject to weather and get to your area by just after noon....
by G-NIPR
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: FLY-INS
Topic: LAA RALLY 2011- Who's going this year?
Replies: 11
Views: 9129

LAA RALLY 2011- Who's going this year?

I'm chuffed to discover I AM now able to go to Sywell this year after all! Originally unable to get the leave from work, but now approved. I plan to set off early on the Friday morning and camp out until Sunday or Monday. Are any of you fine folk going to make it this year? I hope so... Fingers cros...
by G-NIPR
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Good show John!
Replies: 4
Views: 5022

Good show John!

http://www.scarborougheveningnews.co.uk/news/local/plane_crash_pilot_has_lucky_escape_1_3515619 Seems one of our members had an interesting flight on Sunday. Glad you are well John. Belt driven fuel pump? Hope you recover it without damage, shout if we can help in any way.. Paul. G-NIPR. Ps: Picking...
by G-NIPR
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: G-CBCK Badly damaged - Took off with insufficient fuel.
Replies: 1
Views: 3959

G-CBCK Badly damaged - Took off with insufficient fuel.

It seems that G-CBCK suffered significant damage in January when the pilot ('Pilot' magazines editor at the time!) attempted to take off with an empty tank. This would be the same aircraft showing in a recent issue of 'Pilot' magazine clearly showing an overstress on the g-meter. http://www.aaib.gov...
by G-NIPR
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: Nipper For Sale.
Replies: 14
Views: 11620

Nipper For Sale.

No not mine, but Larry's. This ad was posted on AFORS, but I know Larry had trouble logging in to this site so I took the liberty of posting it for him: Tipsy Nipper G-OVAG. Avions Fairey built. Raymond Cuyper rebuild 1999/2000. Tall pilot mod.LAA permit. Brand new Jabiru 80hp 2008.Microair radio. G...
by G-NIPR
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Nipper Force Landing - Pilot Ok.
Replies: 1
Views: 3641

Nipper Force Landing - Pilot Ok.

Internet press reports say that G-ATBW (the yellow and black one) has force landed, apparently rather well, into a field in Hanningfield, Essex. Pilot reported as walking away with no injury. No mention could be found about damage to the airframe. Reports also state that the prop detached in flight....
by G-NIPR
Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: -11 deg.C. No Problem!
Replies: 1
Views: 3725

-11 deg.C. No Problem!

Seasons greetings one and all, I hope you are enjoying the weather! We have had an awful lot of snow up here, and followed by a very harsh frozen period. Ground temperatures overnight have dipped to minu 20 deg. C and some daytime temps have been minus 11 or 12! I have managed to fly though, and rea...
by G-NIPR
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: G-NIPR Air to Air - August 2010.
Replies: 1
Views: 3987

G-NIPR Air to Air - August 2010.

Hello All, I have received the results of a recent air to air sortie in my locality, and they are probably the best I have had to date. They were taken on the 14th August 2010, over the Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland. The pictures were taken with a high end digital SLR , from a Cherokee 161...
by G-NIPR
Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: LAA Rally 2010. Inverness - Sywell - Trip report.
Replies: 8
Views: 7790

Re: LAA Rally 2010. Inverness - Sywell - Trip report. (Part 6)

The LAA rally was seen by most as a success and I enjoyed my weekend thoroughly. The entertainment was good, beer prices fair, and enough interesting stalls to pass the time. I bought a couple of bits and pieces but of course was very limited in what I could carry home. I had managed to persuade Nig...
by G-NIPR
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: LAA Rally 2010. Inverness - Sywell - Trip report.
Replies: 8
Views: 7790

Re: LAA Rally 2010. Inverness - Sywell - Trip report. (Part 5)

Got the tent pitched with some help from the Highland strut fellas, and we all went for a very welcome pub dinner and drink. Life felt good. I was quite excited about the prospect of camping under the wing and was looking forward to settling in for the night. It's one of those aviation must do's and...
by G-NIPR
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: LAA Rally 2010. Inverness - Sywell - Trip report.
Replies: 8
Views: 7790

Re: LAA Rally 2010. Inverness - Sywell - Trip report. (Part 4)

Phew! Nearly there. Just had to get to Sywell before closing time of 1900 local. Once settled in the cruise my trusty old Garmin said eta of 1858! I didn't want it to be that tight so I put an extra 100 rpm on and tweaked the route to take out a dog leg. New eta 1849. So much better! The route towar...
by G-NIPR
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: LAA Rally 2010. Inverness - Sywell - Trip report.
Replies: 8
Views: 7790

Re: LAA Rally 2010. Inverness - Sywell - Trip report. (Part 3)

After yet more bacon (well it was lunchtime 2 hours ago), I made my way out from Fisburn avoiding the Teesside zone and headed for Sandtoft. IMG_7064_800x600.jpg A bit more to see on this leg, several large cities and towns and numerous airfields to avoid. The military units at Leeming and Church Fe...
by G-NIPR
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: LAA Rally 2010. Inverness - Sywell - Trip report.
Replies: 8
Views: 7790

Re: LAA Rally 2010. Inverness - Sywell - Trip report. (Part 2)

Leaving Fife brought the first slightly nervy moment of the trip. In order to avoid Edinburgh CTA and prevent a long winded routing the only sensible way to go is across the Firth of Forth. The water crossing is around 12 miles from Kirkcaldy to Musselburgh, and this avoids all airspace if flown at ...
by G-NIPR
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: LAA Rally 2010. Inverness - Sywell - Trip report.
Replies: 8
Views: 7790

LAA Rally 2010. Inverness - Sywell - Trip report.

Hello all, I have been meaning to write a trip report of my journey to the LAA rally 2010, so here goes... Friday 3rd September 2010: The best laid plans were scuppered by the weather, always a possibility in VFR Britain. However not the usual rain and high winds, this time it was fog. Inverness its...

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